Assistant Director of Admission
Franklin & Marshall College is recruiting for a full-time Assistant Director of Admission.
Franklin & Marshall College is a residential college dedicated to excellence in undergraduate liberal education. Its aims are to inspire in young people of high promise and diverse backgrounds a genuine and enduring love for learning, to teach them to read, write, and think critically, to instill in them the capacity for both independent and collaborative action, and to educate them to explore and understand the natural, social and cultural worlds in which they live. In so doing, the College seeks to foster in its students qualities of intellect, creativity, and character, that they may live fulfilling lives and contribute meaningfully to their occupations, their communities, and their world.
Lancaster: A Great Place to Live!
The campus is located in a residential neighborhood in Lancaster, PA, a vital, historic city in a county of over 500,000 residents, with easy access to Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York, and Washington, D.C. Lancaster offers both a diverse, urban environment and lush, rolling farmland. Residents enjoy charming historic districts and historical landmarks, a vibrant arts and cultural scene, and dining and shopping to suit every taste.
The Assistant Director of Admission is responsible for the identification and recruitment of promising prospective students. The Assistant Director is responsible for reaching an enrollment goal in the assigned geographic territory and contribute to the attainment of the overall enrollment target for the new student class at Franklin & Marshall College.
- Travel within assigned geographic territory to represent the College at high schools and college fairs. Meet with high school students, parents, and guidance counselors to promote academic and extracurricular programs at Franklin & Marshall College.
- Read and evaluate admission applications, identify prospective students of high potential, and recommend students for admission.
- Initiate and facilitate efforts designed to recruit talented students from all backgrounds. Maintain contact with students interested in admission and provide excellent customer service. Respond to inquiries for information in a timely manner.
- Develop and implement an effective recruitment strategy aligned with department and College goals, customized to the assigned geographic territory.
- Monitor and evaluate recruitment strategies to assure they are successful and aligned with department goals.
- Work with the Office of Financial Aid, Athletics & Recreation, College Houses, faculty, and other campus offices to initiate and facilitate Admission initiatives.
- Bachelor's degree.
- One to three year's experience in a college or secondary school admission office preferred.
- Intermediate skills in Google Suite and Microsoft Office required.
- Basic skills in databases preferred.
- Excellent skills in oral, written and interpersonal communication required.
- The ability and willingness to provide excellent service and to work in a collegial manner with students, faculty and staff, and other constituencies is essential.
Because this position requires driving for College business, the successful candidate must possess a U.S. or Canadian driver's license which has been valid for at least two years, have a driving record that is free from excessive motor vehicle violations within the last three years, and have had no convictions in the last 24 months for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Because this position works with minors (non F&M students under the age of 18) please review the link below that includes information regarding the protection of minors. This link also outlines information regarding a mandatory training you must complete prior to working with minors. The online training course must be completed at least once every two years by faculty, staff and Franklin & Marshall students who interact with minors. Click HERE.
Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of reference checks, a criminal background verification, Pennsylvania ACT 153 background clearances, and verification of credentials. The College will coordinate these verifications.
Franklin & Marshall College requires all employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination by sending a scanned copy of their completed vaccination card to Human Resources. Employees may request a religious or medical vaccination exemption by contacting Human Resources.
Full-time members of the Franklin & Marshall College professional staff receive competitive starting pay and a comprehensive benefits package that includes health coverage, dental, vision, generous retirement savings plan contributions, education benefits for employees, spouses and dependent children, and enjoy access to all College facilities including dining venues to suit all tastes, recreation and fitness facilities, and libraries, plus access to College performances, lectures, and events.